Prayer for those in physical pain

Dear Lord,

You know the physical pain I am dealing with right now. You know how much I can endure. I submit my body before You. I pray that no matter what happens, I trust in You! I pray for Your will to be done in my life. God, I ask that the physical pain stops. Please heal me. I also lift up other wives who are enduring physical pain. May You anoint them and heal their bodies. I pray that we would never take for granted our health. I pray that in every opportunity You invite us to participate in Your will and it is in our ability to do it, we do it. Help us to appreciate what we can do, what we can handle. May Your Holy Spirit press upon our hearts a willingness to pray for others despite the pain in our lives in Jesus’ name AMEN!

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Congratulations to you for completing Day 2 – Prayer to Remove Curses! It was important for you to do that step before you can receive the others that follow.

Today we are going to focus on Divine Health, Physical and Spiritual Fitness. When the Lord directs you in His plans for this year, it would be very

Prayer for physical health

difficult for you to carry it out if you are not healthy.  Healthy covers – Physically, Emotionally & Spiritually.

Skinny does not mean healthy, it just means skinny.  Can you run up a flight of steps without being out of breath to the point where you need to sit down before you go any further?  Unless you are elderly and your joints and legs can no longer do this, then there is a physical problem that needs to be addressed.  There are also some that may be seen as “on the heavy side” that can run up stairs quite easily and so your size, while it is important, is not necessarily an indication of your fitness level.  You need exercise to be fit. Prayer is a good way to start but we have to take responsibility for the things that we alone can do.

Deuteronomy 6:5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

“Strength” refers to your physical body in this verse.  This means that what you eat, what you do with your body and how you take care of your body is an act of worship to God. It is one of the ways you show God that you love Him.

Your “heart” is the center of who you are and your belief system and is sometimes interchanged in the bible with your mind.  In order to love God you will have to be in a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

If you don’t have a personal relationship with the Father through Jesus Christ then you don’t have access to His divine health, physical & spiritual fitness. Get familiar with the Gospel of Jesus Christ before you finish reading this page.

Our “soul” is where our emotions live. This is the place where we heal our emotions and woundedness.

Job 7:11 “Therefore I will not keep silent; I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.”

Psalm 31:7 “I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.”

Psalm 43:5 “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me?”

Your woundedness is within your soul. You may know some who say  “Brokenness” and wear it as a badge in some churches, well this is good if you are talking about your spirit which is prideful being broken so that you are humbled before the Lord.  However, it should never mean that your soul is broken forever.  Jesus found you in one condition but you shouldn’t remain that way.  We should always be humble but we shouldn’t walk around with so much hurt and pain from the past that we fall apart at the slightest thing. Reading the word of God, praying and spending time meditating on scripture should heal all the wounds of – bitterness, envy, jealousy, hurt, pain, rejection and insecurity.

Psalm 103:1-5 Praise the LORD, my soul;all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Romans 12: 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

The Word says that our minds should be renewed by the Word of God and this is how we will get to know what He has in store for us this year.  This is how you get your Prophetic Word – meditating upon the word of God and allowing it to renew your mind, healing your mind, soul and body.

It is critical that we are able to know and discern the difference between brokenness (being humble) and woundedness (afflictions in your soul from your past).

It will be very difficult for you to move forward in life if you filter every message/prophecy/instruction/direction from others through your woundedness.  If you do that you will be offended at just about everything  that anyone can say to you because you use your pain as a filter. You will also receive every message incorrectly because you are not viewing or hearing anything as a “whole” person.  Read what the following scriptures have to say about being made whole.

Proverbs 17:22 (KJV) A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.

Matthew 9:22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole.And the woman was made whole from that hour.

Matthew 12:13 Then saith He to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth;and it was restored whole, like as the other.

Matthew 14:36  And besought Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.

Matthew 15:28  Then Jesus answered and said unto her,O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

Matthew 15:31  Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.

JESUS CHRIST is in the business of healing people and making them whole and not breaking them.

You come to Him with your brokenness and woundedness and He makes you whole.  Your wholeness is not for you to be prideful and boastful but for you to reach others for His glory and to build His Kingdom.  How can you reach others if you are a mess – unhealthy, poverty stricken, bitter, jealous, always unhappy and never smiling…how is this going to reach people for Christ? You were made in His image therefore you are moving from glory to glory and should continue to always move into a direction of wholeness.

It is time for you to be made whole in Christ.

Today we want to pray for your complete healing – spiritually, physically & emotionally so that you will be able to receive the fullness of your blessing for 2013.  You can pray all or some of these prayers depending on where you need to be healed.

The first prayer is for Spiritual Healing:

“Lord Jesus, I want to become a follower of Yours. I come to You acknowledging that I am a sinner. I know that I cannot make myself acceptable to God through my own efforts. I believe You went to the cross to be judged in my place. I trust You to save me from the judgment I deserve. I trust You to give me a new life. I believe that you are the only one who can give me eternal life and true communion with God. Give me the free gift of Your Holy Spirit so that I may live a life that honors you. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for your love. Give me the strength and wisdom I need to learn Your ways so that I might follow You as my Lord. In Jesus Name. Amen.”

The Second Prayer is for Emotional Healing:

Heavenly Father, I come to you today asking you to heal me in my mind, body and soul.  Remove all the emotional wounds that I received from my childhood, my parents, past relationships and friendships.  Take away the anger, hurt, pain, jealousy, envy, grudges, strife,  rejection, resentment, and bitterness.

Father, You are the One Who binds up and heals the broken-hearted. I receive Your anointing that breaks and destroys every yoke of bondage. I receive emotional healing by faith according to Your Word, Isaiah 53:5, “and with His stripes we are healed”. I thank You for giving me the grace to stand firm until the process is complete.

In the Name of Jesus, I choose to forgive those who have wronged me. I choose to live a life of forgiveness because You have forgiven me. With the help of the Holy Spirit, I get rid of` all resentments, bitterness, rage, anger, brawling, and slander, along with every form of malice. I desire to be kind and passionate to others, forgiving them, just as in Christ, You forgave me.

With the help of the Holy Spirit, I make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy, for I know that without holiness, no one will see You. I chose to see to it that I do not miss Your grace and that no roots of resentment or bitterness grow up within me to cause trouble. I will watch and pray that I will not enter into temptation or cause others to stumble.

Thank You, Heavenly Father, that You watch over Your Word to perform it and that whom the Son has set free is free indeed. I declare that I have overcome resentment and bitterness by the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the word of my testimony.

I pray that my mind be renewed by your word and healing would flow into my soul, that the past is the past and today I move forward in freedom to receive complete healing.  May I never filter your words through my pain, my all the prophetic revelations flow freely to me unhindered by my past.  I receive your emotional healing today, In Jesus Name. Amen.

The *third prayer is for Emotional, Mental & Physical healing that may have come upon you from evil spirits:

In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by the power of God’s Word, and the shed Blood of Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, I bind all evil spirits of pride, judgment, rebellion, defiance, unforgiveness, envy, impatience, resentment, vanity, coveting, selfishness, idolatry, haughtiness, mockery, disobedience, arrogance, hypocrisy, denial, disbelief, guilt, shame, confusion, doubt, self-hatred, poor self-image, rejection, persecution, prejudice, possessiveness, anger, hatred, fear, timidity, passivity, control, unbelief, jealousy, division, disunity, distrust, deception, dishonesty, destruction, vengeance, hyperactivity, competitiveness, accusation, torment, procrastination, stubbornness, strife, criticism, manipulation, materialism, betrayal, gossip, greed, poverty, revenge, adultery, divorce, separation, hypochondria, infirmity, brain, eye, ear, nose, nerve, muscle, heart, lung, stomach, intestinal, liver, bone, cell, blood, body chemistry, hormonal disorders or dysfunction, all diseases, cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer’s, MS, fatigue, anorexia, bulimia, depression, oppression, suicide, schizophrenia, worry, anxiety, sleeplessness, ADD, nervousness, withdrawal, loneliness, isolation, ostracism, any negative spirits, and all addictive spirits of gluttony, perfection, alcoholism, workoholism, busyness, nicotine, spending, shopping, gambling, frenzy, drug abuse, self-abuse, sexual addictions, sexual perversions, seduction, pornography, masturbation, lust, fornication, incest, lesbianism, homophobia, pedophilia, homosexuality, bisexuality, sexual inadequacies, frigidity, impotency, fear of sex, hatred of men, hatred of women, sexual impurities, immorality, abortion, promiscuity, witchcraft, familiar spirits, murder, games, deaf, dumb, blind, mute, and sleeping spirits, new age spirits, cult spirits, seducing and enticing spirits, and any occult spirits of darkness, and death in all of us. I cast them into the lake of fire for complete destruction never to return to me.  I loose the love and grace that comes from Christ Jesus.  I loose the healing and wholeness that was imparted to me through Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection.  May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in His sight my Rock and my Redeemer.  I pray right actions and attitudes towards others and newness in my soul, mind, body and spirit in Jesus Name. Amen

Here is another prayer for Physical Healing

Spend some time today meditating on the scriptures that were shared in this posting.  Ask the Lord what steps you need to take to ensure that you will no longer be enslaved to an unhealthy physical & emotional state.

Accept responsibility for the things that only you can do like – praying about your eating habits and exercise, cultivating healthy relationships and cutting off the ones that continue to enslave you in your past.  Do your part.

Tomorrow we will continue with Day 4 – Praying for Divine Provision and Finances.  These prayers are a part of the Prophetic Word series of prayers.

3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

*Excerpts from the third prayer is taken from the Book of Prayers

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Praying with Christ’s sufferings is a prayer method that uses your personal pain and suffering in a redemptive way by offering it to God in prayer, uniting yourself with the sufferings of Christ as you intercede for another person or a world concern.

1.  Don’t waste even a small divine opportunity.

When I was a girl, if I was taking something someone had done to me personally, my mother would see me beginning to get upset and she would say, “Judy, don’t waste how you’re feeling.  You can offer it up to God and help someone by praying for them.  Think of all of the poor souls who don’t have anyone to pray for them.”

2.  Acknowledge your hurt and pain.

We encounter personal pain, suffering and hurt in many different forms in daily life.  We may be suffering from a physical illness or we may be hurt or rejected by others and suffering mental pain.  Whatever the cause, admit to yourself and to God that you hurt.

3.  Surrender the hurt to God.

Instead of running away from pain, instead of trying to ignore it, or instead of trying to numb the pain through unhealthy means, prayerfully accept what has happened to you.

4.  Identify with Christ’s sufferings.

Mediate on the life of Christ.  If you are in physical pain, remember the physical torment Christ suffered during his trial and crucifixion such as scourging, being struck, having a crown of thorns placed on His head.  If you are in mental pain, remember the mental torment Christ endured such as being rejected, falsely accused, mocked and spit upon.

5.  Put your focus on Christ.

As you identify with Christ who suffered willingly, open yourself to  intimacy with Christ as you feel through your own pain what He went through because of His great love for us.  Share the suffering with Him.  Since He has already redeemed, allow his redemptive grace to flow through your pain and your prayers.  Ask Christ to use your pain or injury for His good purpose.

6.  Allow the Holy Spirit to bring the names of people into your mind to pray for.

Sometimes God will bring people who are going through difficult times to your mind.  Other times, you will already be carrying a burden for someone for whom you will naturally begin to pray.

7.  Allow the Holy Spirit to bring situations and world concerns to you mind to pray about.

Don’t overlook praying for larger issues such as poverty, those suffering from natural disasters, those outside of the Church, and justice issues.

8.  A simple sample prayer.

Here’s a sample of how you might pray:  Jesus, I offer this pain to you in union with Your sacrifice on the cross…    Then mention the specific person or situation for which you are offering your intentions and prayers.

Using your pain as a prayer offering gives your pain and suffering purpose and meaning.  It also keeps you from focusing on your bitterness, anxiety and frustration.  It gives a new quality to your time of suffering because it can be used as a worthy means of redemption.  And although you are in pain, you can feel a certain joy and peace.

As recent example, one weekend as our pontoon boat was being docked at the lake a sudden bump of the boat knocked me hard onto the dock on my back and back side.  I fell into the water between the dock and boat.  I was taken to the emergency room and they told me that I was lucky that I hadn’t broken my back.  They couldn’t do anything to treat me, even though one whole side of my body was nothing but a large, painful, uninterrupted black bruise.

That night as I lay in awake because of the terrible pain, I thought about someone dear to me whose husband was out of work and who had called me recently extremely worried about how they were going to pay a bank note that was due.  As the painful hours in bed crept by I offered my physical pain to God and used it as a means to help me pray with the sufferings of Christ for my loved one.   The next time I spoke to her over the phone, the financial and employment issues still weren’t resolved, but I could sense a lightness in her voice and the heavy sense of worry seemed to be gone.

Whenever you encounter physical or mental pain, do as my mother always said.  Offer it up to God.

In the Bible I think about Mary watching her beloved son Jesus dying on the cross.  She joined her mother’s mental suffering with Jesus’ physical sufferings.  She didn’t let the injustice done to Jesus poison her heart to humanity, but rather she allowed the suffering to draw mercy out of her heart. (see John 19:25-27; Acts 1:14)

Philippians 3:10, 11 “I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow to attain to the resurrection from the dead.”  NIV

2 Cornithians 1:5-7  “For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.  If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in your patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.  And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comforts.” NIV

“Now if we are children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” Romans 8: 17

Copyright Judy Guilfoil 2011

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